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    November 14, 2012
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody, welcome to booze day tuesday, november 13th. it was absolute pandemonium around here today. >> i don't want to feel shirked or anything, but everybody got them, we get cardboard cutouts of them. >> they are less trouble. less trouble. i could barely get to my dressing room today, insanity down there, then when i got to the threshold, their underwear. it's all all stacked in front of me. i said would you pick up your underwear, please? they looked at me, yes, ma'am. >> this crowd, by the way -- usually in the mornings -- >> big crowds before. >> these crowds were massive.
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this was, by the way, in front of my gym when i was walking. this was 52nd, a couple of blocks away. >> what time was that? >> this was about 5:30-ish, something like that. if you look at the big, wider shot of the crowds, i mean -- >> once they were performing it looked like shea stadium with the beatles, didn't it? >> roker was saying this was like the christmas tree lighting crowd, which is true. never been that bustly. and that insane. they came -- they were all girls, just about, and their parents. they lined up, i don't know if you could hear or see from some of the spots, but who cares? >> it was a happening -- they'll all say everybody went to see the beatles for shea stadium. i was there when the beatles performed. i'm not saying one direction will end up having the career the beatles did, i don't know if anybody in history will, but the pandemonium is reminiscent. >> we've had everyone out here before.
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no one has attracted a crowd like that. all the guys, by the way, are between the ages of 18 and 20. in case you're wondering how old these youngsters are. >> two of our young producers were up here. i called them groupies. taking pictures with them. they are in their 20s and still trying to kiss them. something you apparently never outgrow. what group did you love when you were growing up? >> i have to say, i liked james taylor, like that kind of music. still love james taylor. >> i liked the jacksons. >> would you stand in line for five days and scream and shout and cry? >> maybe, maybe. >> flo rider today. >> flo rider is coming monday. i have a sweet spot -- >> you almost said hot spot. tell the truth. >> he's going to perform here on monday. apparently, he shot a promo. shall we? >> what's up, this is your man
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flo rider, by the way, hoda, i got a special treat for you. >> oh! what is it? >> you'll have to ask him when he gets here. ♪ baggy sweat pants and reeboks with the straps ♪ >> sparks will fly on monday. you know who was supposed to be here yesterday, we didn't make a big deal about it. we thought the reason given was true. turns out to be completely inaccurate. we were told chelsea handler, who cancelled an hour and a half before the show. >> 8:30 we got a show saying she wasn't going to be able to come. >> she was our lead guest. >> she was sick all night, we were told. but we had a feeling something was up. >> late last night clicking around on the channels, you turn on jimmy fallon, guess who showed up, chelsea handler. >> let's see what she had to say. >> i wasn't sick. >> let's just say --
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>> i wasn't drunk anything. i literally walked into a shower door this morning, i hit my eye, everything was puffy. i couldn't go with kathie lee gifford and hoda whatever her name is. >> kotb. kotb. >> that's good to know. i never thought about it. i thought why are there two vowels so close together? >> consonants. just so we're clear. she wasn't sick and her eye wasn't puffy. was it? >> she has explaining to do. all right, gq men of the year, every year they have different covers. rihanna is making history as the first woman to grace the cover of the annual man of the year issue. >> she's got nothing on! leather jacket, nothing else. >> three covers for the december issue. other two feature channing tatum, who we love. such a sweet kid.
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and ben affleck, we haven't seen him in a long time, but you loved his movie "argo." >> so great. >> so how does that work? they just have -- different cover comes out geographically in different parts of the country, you can pick all three? are the articles all the same? >> i bet they'll be able to find out what was smarter by who bought what cover. probably a way to track that. >> whoever is on the cover sells the magazine, don't you think? >> i suppose. i don't know. i don't know. >> do you know we have two days before your opening? >> let's talk about something else. let's talk about "the voice." >> i want to talk about who i'm bringing to your opening, i'm very, very excited about my date for opening night. you ready? >> yes. >> it's liza minelli. >> i love liza. >> that's going to be the strangest date in the history of the world, you and liza. >> she loves the music, obviously. >> big theater person.
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for her sitting there listening, it's going to be a big night. >> you know what, she will get it. >> oh, of course. >> liza will get it. she's been through pretty much everything amy has been through. we could name it "liza" but that's been done. you watched "the voice" last night. >> they are narrowing it down, people are voting. it's kind of a mixed bag. >> told some of the people aren't up to snuff the same way they have been. >> these are a couple of the ones we love, des duran, he was the one who tried out the year before, tried out again, he's a yale student and decided he wanted to pursue music. this is "can't take my eyes off you." ♪ i need you baby ♪ make this quite all right i need you baby ♪ ♪ to warm the lonely nights ♪ oh pretty baby trust in me when i say it's okay ♪
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>> cute, very cute. >> how did he do? >> i don't know, we'll find out. people are going to vote. they just sort of sang yesterday. christina loves him. cee lo had a good one too, cody belew, he sang "simply the best." ♪ i bet on every word you say ♪ baby i would rather be here >> sort of reminds me a little bit of robin thicke, you know, that tall, lanky look. yeah, yeah. >> they are going to start narrowing it down further, the voting comes out and all that stuff. it's exciting. remember when we had the rebecca black? >> yes, with the friday? >> couldn't get it out of your head. >> now there's a 14-year-old, nicole westbrook that may be following in her footsteps.
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she has a viral following and it's called "thanksgiving." it's written and produced by the man responsible for "friday" so it might be equally annoying. so let's see. ♪ thanksgiving we we were going to have a good time ♪ ♪ oh oh oh it's thanksgiving ♪ we are going to have a good time ♪ ♪ sugar eggs potatoes eggs ♪ we are going to have a good time ♪ ♪ december was christmas ♪ january was new years ♪ april was easter ♪ and the 4th of july ♪ but now it's thanksgiving >> oh, my god. can i tell you something? i love every teeny bopper song except that one. >> maybe you're finally growing up, hoda. >> april, oh, no.
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>> they left out groundhog's day. >> i love that kind of music, except that song is not great at all. it's not having it. >> she's a very cute little girl, i wish her all the best in the world. hoda doesn't but i do. we have bad news about your brain. >> it's called the brain drain, yet another study, this time from the great stanford university. apparently, human intelligence peaked several thousand years ago when frank was born and has been on a slow decline in intellectual and emotional abilities. >> i was born right after him, know. >> if we were to meet an average citizen from athens circa 1,000 b.c., great memory, broad range of ideas, and clear sight of view of ideas and emotionally stable of people we know. >> i don't agree. i want you to read an e-mail from my mom that has nothing to do with anything. can you read it? >> no. >> try. >> closer, please.
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i, i, did you get to meet him? bradley cooper. i, i, did you get to meet him? i saw him on david letterman last night and wondered if he was available. love you, on my way to work, mom. anyway, he's darn cute, darn cute. is he available, love mom. going to work. is she looking for somebody for you? >> of course, she is. always on the look. out for me. >> i wonder if she could find men the way she finds dresses. men, not so much. we have to give a good shout out to jill rapaport. we're very proud of our jill. she was honored over the weekend. >> received an aspca service award. she does incredible work for animals. >> she's the real deal about animals. >> gets a lot of animals adopted into loving families. >> absolutely her life's work. we're proud of her. a show getting a lot of buzz called "the baby wait."
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one couple's going to share the trials and science of adoption. and what's happening in hollywood? andy cohen dishes on everything from rihanna's love life to the bond, james bond. ♪ pledge multi-surface. [ man ] its formula's safe on all kinds of stuff, like this... and this... and this. so furniture has nothing to fear. good boy. pledge multi-surface. no worries. just clean. [ female announcer ] s.c. johnson, a family company.
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newscaster:breaking news. the gecko is demanding free pudding. and political parties that are actual parties!? with cake! and presents! ah, that was good. too bad nobody could hear me. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. the opportunity to adopt a child is a blessing for many families, but the adoption process is not an easy one. in some states, the birth parent has up to 30 days to decide if he or she wants to take the baby back and raise the child. >> there's a new show called "the baby wait," it examines the emotional and often worrying journey for both adopted and biological parents. they adopted their daughter morgan and formed a close bond with the young birth mother, genevieve. mark, paul, and morgan are here. >> good morning. >> you passed quite a yardstick, right, tell us about the one
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year it's been for you all. >> it's been a crazy year, actually. we've finalized the adoption in court, so we finally got to do that, which is wonderful. watching this process on a television show is difficult. first of all, i didn't know about the 30 days. you guys physically have the baby, but the birth mother has that time. what was that like living that 30 days? >> it was very nerve racking, but we knew exactly what we were getting into. and it's good. so the birth mother knows she's making the right decision. >> you understand it for her side, but did she make it easy for you? did she understand what you were going through as well? >> you know, i think she did. and it was hard for her. we had the opportunity to really create a relationship with her over time, which i think is important. >> that would be critical. >> jenna is a wonderful, wonderful woman. we had a relationship with her since the 18th week of pregnancy, so we had a long time. >> why would you choose to do this in a reality show venue?
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you're, obviously, vulnerable as it is. >> we really thought about that a lot. it was a struggle for us, but ultimately, we wanted to educate, and we feel that's sort of what we're doing in this process, educating the public about our relationship, about a gay relationship and adopting a baby girl. >> and what is the future going to look like, will genevieve be a part of morgan's life? is that something you all want, is that something genevieve wants? >> genevieve will always be morgan's mommy. we plan to have her in her life as long as possible. we really can't tell morgan later on that paul gave birth to her. we tried. >> somewhere along the lines she's going to get the gist of that. >> i think it's interesting when you guys are talking about educating, there's actually somebody who telephoned you guys and wanted you guys to take her child as well. she was considering abortion. >> that's right. >> because of the great series,
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a birth mother reached out to us and said, look, you know, i saw your show and i really would like you to be the parents of my child. and, you know, it didn't work out for us for various reasons. we're just not ready yet, so we gave that lead to some very dear friends in virginia, and it basically turned the birth mother's -- turned her around, she said, instead of aborting my baby, i'm going to give her up for adoption. so the show saved a life already. >> that's great, that's great. >> what's it like being parents? how's that working? i can tell you guys are having fun. >> we are. >> nothing more fun than babies. >> you know what it's like, she's so easy. >> you're blessed if she is, yeah. >> she has been so easy, but our lives have definitely changed. i'm hearing a segment. she has -- all of our time is devoted to her, you know, and we used to go on vacations and see broadway shows. >> yes, i know, "scandalous" will miss you.
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>> we'll get there. >> god made babysitters, you know. >> god also made them very expensive. >> thank you for coming and congrats on morgan and all the best. god bless you, little one. >> she's happy it's over. >> say bye bye. >> you can catch "the baby wait" tonight on the logo network at 10:00 p.m. sara tries her luck at the blackjack table. at atlantic city. plus, all the hollywood buzz with andy cohen. >> uh-oh. >> trouble, right after this. 5-hour energy supports the avon foundation for women breast cancer crusade. so i can get the energized feeling i need and support a great cause? i'm sold. pink lemonade 5-hour energy? yeah and a portion of every sale goes to the avon foundation for women breast cancer crusade. i'm sold. new pink lemonade 5-hour energy. get the alert, energized feeling you need and support breast cancer research and access to care.
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time now for another installment of sara breaks out of the city. this time sara haines put on her best poker face. >> a few weeks ago she headed down to atlantic city for some wheeling and dealing. >> that's right, i had the pleasure of learning how to deal cards after i visited hurricane sandy devastated a lot of the eastern seaboard, luckily, revel survived without any significant
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damage. ♪ ♪ luck be a lady tonight right now, i'm at the revel resort and casino in atlantic city. i'm about to go into the ultra lounge and try my hand at dealing a hand. let's see how this goes. my first teacher showed me his chips. >> orange is 1,000. >> okay. >> is that the one you want? >> yeah, i want the orange one. then he started me off with the basic skill of shuffling. i used to do this with uno cards. which i quickly learned was not basic at all. >> you don't want to bend them. >> i'm not bending them. wait what's wrong with my card deck? one of them is bent. >> the whole deck is bent. you ripple once. >> ripple is the word? you can't show any cards to the customers, obviously. >> this is pretty. i found a move that seemed to
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suit me. i know how to do this part. we do this at home. have you ever played war? >> yes, i did. >> i know how to do that one. it was finally time to learn the rules for blackjack. >> that's the sign for yes, that's the sign for no. >> okay, yes, no. >> there you go. >> what about this? is that double down? >> that's not double down. actually, yeah, that could be a sign when you do something like this, that could mean a split. we're not there yet. >> okay, sorry. i practiced mastering my poker face. did i make a mistake? >> kind of. you're not supposed to show me your cards. that's not a good card. >> no, it's not. >> now i have to get my uniform on. >> john came by to supervise my first game. >> someone says something about showing my hand. >> clear your hands and show the cameras so you have nothing in your hands.
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you clap in, you clap out. another dealer will come beside you. you'll clap hands. they'll clap hands. >> oh, okay, okay. then the players arrived. good luck. whoa, whoa! i won! >> that's not how it works. >> oh. sorry, i mean, everyone didn't play well that game. clapping out. >> you're clapping out? >> you guys clap out with me? thank you! >> we should mention only a small part of the atlantic city boardwalk was damaged during sandy and the casinos and hotels are open.
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for business. so head on down, show them your support. >> that is really great. >> carrie underwood gave a concert in atlantic city and donated the proceeds. what's behind the bieber breakup? andy cohen has the scoop. we are back with more of
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we are back with more of "today" on this booze day tuesday. it's time for today's buzz to get you caught up on hollywood and abroad. >> here to dish on the bieber/gomez split and rihanna as the next bond girl, andy cohen. >> you're awake after your late night. >> willie was on my show last night. we had a really fun time. he's the best. >> he's awesome. >> this morning i went into the normal green room that we typically go into. i barged in, oh, it's the leftover one direction fans, whatever. i barge right into a room of twinks, one direction.
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>> it's craziness. >> how was that? >> security was not exactly too tight down there, with all due respect. >> they thought i was a threat. >> i barged right in. >> that's what you do. >> it was crazy. >> maybe they thought you were one of the boys. >> yeah, yeah. >> all right, so let's talk about the split between justin and selena? what's the story? >> the thing i read, it was too hard because they are both in different places and the career stress, which i think is b.s., but i was at the glamour women of the year awards last night, and selena gomez got an award. she was there with her parents. she was so sweet, watching her with her mom and step dad was so sweet. >> very close family. >> exactly. >> bieber was in town last night performing at the barclays center, so interesting they were both -- >> so near, yet so far. >> i think selena should come meet some of the one d. guys. she's got five to choose from.
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>> she's not going to be long for no company. she's one of the sweetest, most gorgeous girls in the world. >> the girl who stiffed you was there last night. >> chelsea handler went there, too? >> she was out and about. >> she was everywhere but here. >> you made it here. >> i did, and i'm hung over. >> you're always hung over. >> let's talk rihanna. >> stating the obvious. >> speak for yourself. >> don't have that problem. >> talk rihanna. talk to us. >> i interviewed rihanna last week on a live facebook chat. she said she's not with chris brown, but i don't totally believe this because she had so many compliments about him. there's a new track on her album "unapologetic," this is called "nobodies business." it's a duet with chris brown. i just want to love you, it's
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nobody's business if i do. i said, is this song as obvious as i think it is? she says, no, it just means it's nobody's business and everyone needs to stay out of our business. and i said, are you not kind of making it people's business? you're singing a duet about it. >> what did she say? >> no, no. but anyway, i loved her. i'm not the only one who loves her. daniel craig said yesterday that he would love if she was the next bond girl. they said what do you think about beyonce, what do you think about rihanna, he said, i think rihanna would be great. she's kind of dangerous, she's so gorgeous. the new album's great. >> how's "skyfall" the movie? it's killing it, right? doing very well? >> breaking records everywhere. >> everyone thought that might be dying out, the franchise. >> everyone says it's the best bond film. did you see it? >> no. >> all right, okay. >> i haven't seen anything. >> i know one thing you've seen,
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and it's playing on broadway, called "scandalous." >> soon i'm going to catch up on books, movies, everything. >> thanks so much, honey. >> thanks. affordable styles for your teens inspired by hollywood's hottest young stars right after this. look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more.
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all right, time for today's style and fashion advice for your teen. if your child wants to dress like their idol, we have fashions that won't cost you a fortune. >> erica is the author of "bonding over beauty." a mother-daughter beauty guide to foster self-esteem, confidence and trust. >> well, fancy. busy. >> so you've picked four celebs, teen celebs, and you've kind of done it in a regular way, an everyday way. >> i find when i shop with my daughter, trying to find something appropriate that she
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actually likes is a difficult thing. i talked to these girls, who do you like, they told me, i think we have great looks for them. >> how old is your daughter? >> nine. >> taylor swift is first. let's take a look at this. >> she has her own style. >> classy and casual for a pop star. tell us what you've done. >> taylor has this great look, we've paired a white cable knit sweater from abercrombie, skinny jeans, then these must-have oxfords i found at dfw. and a fold over purse from jc penney. i love this look on her. taylor always wears red lipstick, but i don't think that's age appropriate, so we gave her a nice pink look. >> that's fantastic. i like you found everything in an affordable way. >> i want them to be able to go to a mall and find things they look. pick it out of a magazine, there you have it. >> look at julia so working it. good job. next, selena gomez is a teen
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icon, obviously. what a gorgeous girl. she's trendy in this shot. >> loved this dress with the leopard print, but wasn't quite appropriate for school, so i took the leopard inspiration, made it into a skirt with a black shirt, some black tights, then giving it that little vest for fun. what i loved is i put this collar necklace for holidays. she could dress it up a little bit. she looks cute and appropriate. >> adorable. >> the whole thing is from children's place. it's affordable, i love it. >> very cute. >> where can you find a shirt for $7.95? that's really terrific. >> old navy. >> thanks you so much. looks beautiful. miley cyrus is another look. here's the cyrus look with the skulls. >> not my favorite. >> miley tends to be edgy. i thought this dress was a little bit short for school, but i still love skulls. i found this skull sweater and a pair of black jeggings.
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i wear them all the time, they go with everything, so comfortable with the black combat boots. i think she looks great, go to school, hang out with friends at the mall and mom will be okay with it, because everything's covered. which i like. then you can accessorize. >> what's happening with the combat boots, the $30 combat boots from children's place. >> don't you love those? >> those are crazy, huh? >> they are fun, you can get little ones, big ones, which i love. >> very cute. alanna, thank you, hon. our last look, willow smith always does it her way, very unique. with the hair and the rest. >> willow smith is always edgy. i wanted to find a look where she looked great but still able to go to different places. i found this great black motorcycle jacket and pink shirt all from aeropostale, paired it with jeggings and converse shoe. you can accessorize with a pink purse, great earrings, of course, the little glove. i think it's really fun.
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then you can make it fancier for the holiday. >> jacket is $83, shirt is $32. brandy, don't go anywhere. >> ladies, come on out. all right, from good looking kids to keeping your home good looking. >> easy tips to keep your floor ever young. >> isn't that cute? >> right after this. good morning. i have your weather channel forecast for the day today. we're not looking at nearly as many showers for the east. only showers we'll see is this front hung up here throughout parts of the southeast. a few showers mainly mountain showers in washington and the pacific northwest. as far as what it's going to feel like outside, coldest spots in the blue. plenty of 40s. these are your daytime highs. keeping in mind many locations starting off in the 30s. warmer spots will be the extreme
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southern areas with parts of florida seeing highs near 80 degrees, slight chance for showers throughout much of the day. and then on thursday a similar story, still some showers throughout parts of the southeast. we're going to see a system developing offshore there eventually. high pressure building in for the northeast. so the weather's going to be looking pretty good for the northeast. but it's going to be feeling pretty cool. 40s, that's it for the daytime highs. remember early in the week how warm it was and then just how quickly that can change. cooler temperatures once again with a cold front dropping down from the north on your thursday, now moving onto friday. chance for showers as the system moves into the west here throughout parts of central, northern california and southern oregon. still cool in the northeast. high temperatures only in the 40s. and then for the weekend, a lot of people heading to their holiday destinations. we're going to see a chance for showers, mainly mountain snowshowers in the west. it's the southeast on saturday.
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still a chance for showers. mid-atlantic now getting in on that threat of a few showers by sunday. it's the west there's still going to be the best chance for mountain showers, mainly the higher elevations. similar story again on monday. a few showers developing in the southern plains and throughout parts of the northeast by monday as well. could be a developing system. we'll keep you posted week days on the weather channel with "wake up with al." ♪ buy 5-hour energy pink lemonade and ♪ you can help others along the way. ♪ ♪ a portion of every bottle that they sell goes to fight ♪ ♪ breast cancer and i think that's swell. ♪ ♪ the more you take, the more they'll pay, ♪ ♪ so make them write a big check today. ♪ ♪ and if you're feeling a little slow, ♪ ♪ then 5-hour energy will help you go. ♪ ♪ so buy a bottle of pink lemonade and ♪ ♪ you can help fight breast cancer today. ♪ anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah.
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time for today's home and it's a part of your house that gets more wear and tear than anywhere else, your floors. >> hardwood, vinyl, there are easy ways to keep them in great condition for the long haul. here with ways we can clean it up is accidental housewife and featured columnist for scholastic parent and child. >> i love that. hey, girl. >> the best defense is a good offense, so entrance ways, you want to have a mat.
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i'm particularly proud of this, because i was asked to design this for carpet floor one at home. it's my signature dirty martini, but 25% of it goes to breast cancer research foundation. 90% of dirt and moisture can be stopped at the door. shoes, take those off. with the holidays coming too, instead of having people wear their shoes, give them decorative socks as a gift. >> good idea. >> next, floor protectors, under the legs, felt, whatever. >> they do make a huge difference. use those fox that are orphans to put under your furniture around. >> you'd be surprised how much furniture i've moved. >> these three items are terrific for any floor, ceramic, wood, laminate. first of all, instead of the bristle brush, this is a rubber brush, so you don't have to use the old ones. they shed all the time. this has static electricity. it's from simple good, and it
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will actually absorb all the pet hair so they won't fly all around instead of your traditional whisk broom. next -- >> that's to get the hair up. >> this is microfiber, but unlike the other -- thank you for cleaning -- this has 1.6 million fibers in one inch, so it's going to do more of the cleanup and gets rid of 99% of all bacteria. lastly, this is the nitty gritty, our mop. this is all you need. three things for all of them. what i like about this is it has the brush. one of the things when you get to ceramic tile, the grout is really where the germs are harbored. use our good old baking soda, this is great for a kid to do, use the toothbrush, not the one they used in the morning, to go between it, then vinegar to wash the floors and go through all that. vinegar will get rid of the bacteria. love this, hardwood. love this. this is from casabella. it's a quick spray mop.
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what i've used in here is tea. it has tannic acid in it. if you put four to five tea bags -- you can take a cup, too. it will both clean and shine your floor. look how this works, what's great on this -- see it? it works great. also a double head. and two heads are always better than one, you can then dry it. very easy to use. you can get this at bed bath and beyond. >> don't you have to clean it? >> yes, you can drink the tea, no. >> you have to clean it off? >> no, it's fine. that's where the dual mop comes in handy. one side's dry, one side's wet. >> never mind. >> i've got my pilgrim shoes on for today. scuff marks are always a problem, good-old tennis ball. >> you've shown this before. >> but you like it. >> that's great. >> you want to try that? >> sure, why not.
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>> here is, so we can maintain our floors and manicures, this is a robotic vacuum. called neato. it also, of course, serves us some drinks. they knew how you spill things and they didn't want me to do more cleaning. >> how does it work? >> plug it into the wall and charge it. then it will map its way across your room. you can schedule it. easy, you get it at walmart so you don't have to worry about dirt in your house. just put this mat outside your front door. go away. >> that's not very nice. thank you, julie. all right, we're getting ready for thanksgiving with a twist of your traditional sides. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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time for today's holiday kitchen. >> the huge bird on your table may steal the show, but for many, the side dishes are the winner of the show. bo mcmillan, fabulous place. on sanctuary mountain in phoenix.
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>> it's a ten, baby. >> glad to have you back, honey. >> great to be back. >> you're kicking for 450 people on thanksgiving. >> always busy. this is the best time of year, real food you're emotionally connected to you. >> what are we making today? >> first thing's first, it's about the martini. it's the holidays, you can drink a walnut martini, vodka, toasted walnut, cranberry for garnish, delicious way to start out your meal. good to the cook. thank you, thank you. >> we're going to make brussels sprouts. >> we're going to do them easy. you basically clean off the outer leaves. i save mine. you can deep fry them and have a wicked tasty treat. get them in the bowl, a little salt and pepper. >> little olive oil. >> real simple. these brussels sprouts contain such good sugars, you get the bitter taste and sweet taste. when you caramelize them. >> i love them. >> it's like beets, either people love them or don't like them at all.
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>> exactly, but such good emotion. the taste is so good. these go into the oven, 300 degrees. >> how long? >> about 25 minutes. you get incredible caramelized brussels sprouts. >> what's going on with this bacon? >> bacon is my favorite vegetable, brown sugar, you're going to candy this bacon. with maple syrup. what's going to happen, you're going to take the bacon -- >> no, you're not! no, you're not! >> it was delicious before. >> now what are you doing? >> herbed pecans, cayenne pepper. rubbed with a little butter. this is your dish. take the roasted brussels sprouts out, then pop these bad boys right in your bowl. >> oh, my gosh. >> amazing, huh? that's a good side dish. another side dish that we have, cornbread, thanksgiving. dutch oven cornbread. with a little green chili. >> in addition to stuff
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stuffing? >> why not, why not? pumpkin butter. the pumpkin butter, roasted pumpkin puree, little bit of apple juice. take a nice piece of that corn bread, rub it in there, you're good to go. >> little bit of apple juice, nice and sweet, got this nice, rich cornbread with spice and sweet, which is great. >> what is sara eating on the end? >> pumpkin, mason jar happening, kids can make them. they're fun. set them up. pumpkin milked cream with milked chocolate and candied popcorn brittle with whipped cream and shaved chocolate. it's go time. >> all right. calories already. great to see you. >> happy holidays. tomorrow we have a big show, "twilight" actress mckenzie foye is going to be with us and chris tucker. plus, people's magazine sexiest man alive. >> happy birthday to bo's mom.